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Venetian Twist: M.5-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Venetian Twist


Sculptor: Hall, Nigel, RA




Carved and polished wood; a horizontal wall-mountable form comprising two interwoven tear-shaped chambers of different sizes. The back is inscribed in black 'VENETIAN TWIST.2006/NIGEL HALL'.


History note: Given by the sculptor to the St George's Anglican Church, Venice 400th Anniversary Appeal, and exhibited at Sotheby's, London, 15-19 January 2007, Venice: City of Dreams?, catalogue no. 25; purchased by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Length: 78.2 cm
Width: 20.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-07-16) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


20th Century, Early
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2006 : dated


In his catalogue entry for the exhibition held at Sotheby's, in aid of the St George's Anglican Church, Venice 400th Anniversary Appeal, the sculptor explained the work: 'The sculpture hints at the vortices produced by a vessel passing through water, the singular movement of a gondolier's oar and perhaps the curious asymmetry of the gondola itself.'


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved and polished wood

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On underside of sculpture
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black pigment
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-2007
Primary reference Number: 149644
Entry form number: 961
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_2007
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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